Rihanna Mourns Cousin Killed in Barbados

Rihanna via Instagram
Rihanna via Instagram

Rihanna’s cousin, 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was shot and killed in Barbados Tuesday night, and the singer posted a tribute to him on Instagram.

“RIP cousin... can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she wrote. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”


At the end of her Instagram post, Rihanna used the hashtag #EndGunViolence.

According to Sky News, Alleyne was walking near his home and was approached by a man who then shot him several times.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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It is stuff like this that makes people paranoid about going home to the islands. Barbados is so much better or has much less press about people getting randomly shot for no reason. This is sad they need to get the drugs and guns out of the Caribbean.